An item in Friday's dailyLead should have stated that the show FMI will hold from June 10 to 13, 2014, in Chicago will be named FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience. The dailyLead regrets the error.
Food composting will begin as a pilot program at select Hy-Vee stores in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa, through a partnership with Green RU, one of the stores says on its Facebook page. Non-edible plants and flowers also will be composted.
Harris Teeter is sponsoring a two-week hackathon in Charlotte, N.C., challenging technology teams to create real-world business solutions. "Harris Teeter is proud to sponsor a forum in which technology experts support our e-business in the form of creative ideas and solutions," spokeswoman Danna Jones said.
Safeway is giving a grand prize of $30,000 in the eighth annual Lucerne The Art of Dairy Art Contest, which rewards students for artistry on a life-size fiberglass cow. Nine finalists have been announced, and the public can vote through May 17; the winner will be announced in June. Additionally, Safeway will give every 100,000th voter a $100 gift card, up to the 1 millionth voter.
Walgreen has signed a lease for a university flagship store in Ann Arbor, Mich., that will serve the University of Michigan, Agree Realty President and CEO Joey Agree says. The retailer is taking over a three-story, 18,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Michigan Book & Supply.
Florida tomato farmers have filed a lawsuit concerning a deal between Mexican growers and the U.S. Commerce Department, saying the floor price set in the deal is too low. "Tomato farmers in Florida and across America can compete favorably in a market that is both free and fair," said Reggie Brown, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange.